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updates every 30 minutes throughout the morning. the "today" show is coming up next. >> that's what's happening "today in new york." good morning. flashpoint. the battle between donald trump and the parents of a fallen muslim american soldier escalates. the family not letting up. trump doubling down and now hillary clinton is weighing in. >> are. i don't know where the bottom is. >> this morning we'll speak to mr. and mrs. khan about what it's like to be in the middle of a political firestorm. human chain. dramatic video of a driver being rescued from raging floodwaters. six inches of rain in two hours leading to don't devastation in a baltimore suburb.
declared. tragedy in texas. photos taken moments before the debtliest hot air balloon crash in history. more on the 16 people who lost their lives and how it happened. olympic athletes and fans arriving in rio. preparations in full swing. will the city be ready to host its most famous party ever. find out, "today," august 1st, 2016. >> announcer: from nbc news this is a special edition of "today," countdown to rio with matt lauer live from rio de janeiro, brazil, and savannah guthrie live from rockefeller plaza. >> good morning, everyone. welcome to a special split edition of "today" on a monday morning. the 2016 olympic games almost at hand.
copacabana beach. sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words. take a look at that. copacabana is beautiful on a perfect day and by the way, let's get something straight off the bat. in the united states, some people say rio de janeiro. here they call it rio de janeiro. tomato, tomato. it's freaking beautiful. >> you win the battle of backdrops this morning. may i say to college portuguese. we'll catch with you in a moment. looking forward to your tour of the venues and your live interview with the mayor. the dust up between donald trump and the parents of a muslim american soldier killed in the iraq war. hallie jackson joins us with more.
his running mate praised humayun khan for his service but trump is questioning why his parents have a right to criticize him. this controversy pitting the gop nominee against gold star parents going nowhere and now putting some republicans in the uncomfortable position again of supporting their candidate but not some of what he's saying. new fallout for donald trump as he questions why he's not allowed to respond to the khans, the parents of an army killed in iraq continuing their public campaign against the gop nominee. >> he's a black soul and this is totally unfit for the leadership of this beautiful country. >> reporter: after khizr khan delivered a fiery convention speech. >> you have sacrificed nothing and no one.
you tell me. plenty of people have written that. >> reporter: ghazala khan said she was asked to speak but could not overcome by grief adding in a "the washington post" op-ed, trump doesn't know what the word sacrifice means. >> i think i made a lot of sacrifices. i work very, very hard. >> reporter: trump called humayun khan a hero and tried to turn the conversation instead to terrorism. democrats aren't letting up. >> to have trump do what he did, ion is. >> reporter: jeb bush calling trump's comments disrespectful but while mitch mcconnell and paul ryan are releasing statements supporting the khans, they aren't mentioning trump's
muslim ban back in the spotlight even as his team has tried to walk it back in recent weeks. now with wheel visiting khan's grave site in arlington, his father's speech still resonating. >> have you read the united states constitution? >> reporter: the $1 pocket constitution a bestseller on amazon. and more reaction this morning with senator lindsey graham telling nbc news unacceptable doesn't even begin to d similar controversies have not hurt the gop nominee in the past. remember when he said about john mccain possibly not being a war hero? in the meantime, savannah, we're getting a look at a new post-convention poll showing hillary clinton getting a bit of a bounce after philadelphia up four points now and total up seven over donald trump. savannah?
khizr and ghazala khan are with us this morning. i can only imagine what the last few days have been like for you. mr. khan, did you accept this kind of reaction to your speech and how did you think mr. trump himself would respond? >> i did not expect that but the good thing out of all of this has come that there had been so much love, so much courtesy, so much support. i am just my belief in the goodness of america is reaffirmed. every street corner, we came into this building, everywhere people are supporting our message, people are hugging, holding hands, wanting to get pictures, that is the goodness of america that i was speaking about so the candidate had
this country. >> mrs. khan, one of the things donald trump suggested after your husband spoke at the convention is that you were not allowed to speak. he didn't get into details about who he thought might be preventing you. what is the truth of it? why didn't you speak at the convention? >> actually, i had given my statement why i did not speak because i think it doesn't have to do my religion doesn't prohibit me to do whatever i want to do for the goodness of mankind and for the goodness of myself and my family. i am very thankful that i have been born in this religion because it does not give me any -- prohibit me from anything that i don't want to do. >> mr. khan, trump said that you
what do you think of that? >> that proves the point that showing him the constitution, the first amendment, freedom of speech, this candidate amazes me. his ignorance. he can get up and malign the entire nation, the religions, the communities, the minorities, the judges, and process in his candidacy for stewardship of this country i cannot say what i feel? that proves the point. he has not read the constitution of this country. had he read that, his behavior would be different. >> finally, i know that speaker ryan and majority leader mcconnell have praised your son as a hero now and reiterated
so-called muslim ban, does that go far enough for you? are you satisfied with their response? >> that is -- i'm grateful. they are as patriotic as we are or as anyone else is, both senator mcconnell, speaker ryan, but i tell you, there had been outpouring support and rebuke of trump. i have e-mail inbox full of assurances that i am right, we are right, and he needs to mend his way. i receive from a prominent republican a written e-mail saying this would be first time that he will not vote.
republican all of their lives and yet in this election for the office of president, they will not vote for this candidate. this candidate has not qualified in their judgment to be deserving of their support. >> mr. and mrs. khan, thank you so much for your time this morning. again, thank you for the service of your son. we appreciate it. >> thank you. >> thank you very much. another major story this morning, floodwaters ripping a path of baltimore, maryland. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. you know, the residents of howard county say they've never seen anything like this. the worst flash flood to come through this area in more than half of a century. a state of emergency has been declared and that's because this area got pummeled with six
hours. people desperately clinging to their cars when flash floodwaters went through the center of town catching many by surprise. residents watching helplesly as their town gets destroyed. two people reported dead in separate incidents swept away by rushing water. over 100 rescues. this video shows residents creating a human chain to save a woman trapped the floodwaters receded quickly but the damage in the town grim. cars stacked on top of one another. streets ripped apart. >> it looks like a set from a disaster movie. >> reporter: businesses on main street completely destroyed. >> it's devastating to see the businesses that are totally gone. totally gone. i don't even know where to start. >> reporter: the governor declaring a state of emergency.
people and let them know that we're all going to be with them and help them get back to normal. >> reporter: this historic town was built in 1772 and it was built on top of a river that runs through the center of town. that river rose 14 feet in just 90 minutes. savannah? >> all right. tammy, thank you so much. let's turn to dylan in for al this morning. it seems like it caught people off guard. heavily. in two hours, six inches of rain fell. that's the same situation we're seeing this morning. we do still have flash flood watches across southern new jersey and pennsylvania because of this round of heavier rain right here. it's going to exacerbate flooding that occurred. if you get a heavy pocket of rain, that could lead to more flooding. we'll see showers and thunderstorms continue to develop through this morning and more storms later this afternoon
the flash flood watches are out. through st. louis, stronger storms this morning occurring for the last several hours and more of that heavier rain could fall across the rest of missouri. it's all because of this frontal system. we're waiting for it to make its way offshore. more scattered showers and storms firing up later this afternoon and some of those heavier pockets of rain could cause another one to two inches of rain and if they occur where other heavy rain occurred, that could lead toe from flooding to fires now. crews are struggling overnight to protect homes from a wildfire that started sunday in the canyons of central montana. it quickly grew to at least 2,000 acres. 500 homes are under evacuation orders now. the red cross has set up emergency shelters. also this morning, the fight against zika is taking on new urgency in the wake of the recent cases in florida that authorities say are most likely
we go to miami for this story. sarah, good morning. >> reporter: as senate democrats push for congress to end its recess and approve emergency zika funding, officials in miami are wasting no time focusing on the possibility of more undiagnosed cases. a door to door battle against zika being waged miami. health officials collecting a one square mile north of the city's downtown where four people were believed to be infected by mosquitos. >> boots on the ground is the only way you deal with mosquito born illnesses. the question is where? the mosquitos suspected of carrying zika have been found across large section of the u.s. scientists looking at a number of factors have identified
charleston and mobile, alabama. >> it's hard to deal with. as a parent, it's concerning. >> i think there are a lot more things i should be worrying about. >> reporter: other than zika? >> for sure. >> reporter: crowds are not staying away from miami's popular art district which is considered an active transmission area for zika. local business owners already in the low season slump are grateful. >> only store we >> reporter: expectant mothers are taking precautions. and tests from door to door samples could be back as early as today providing a clearer picture of what health officials are up against and the risks residence face. savannah? >> thank you. coming up, we'll show you how drones are now being used to keep zika carrying mosquitos at
beach. hey, matt. >> we'll talk did zika concerns here in rio in a little while. this morning, the primary focus getting ready for friday's opening ceremony. last-minute preparations well under way everywhere you look for what will be the first olympic games ever held in south america. nbc's keir simmons has drawn the long straw. he's here with us on copacabana beach. home away from home for the next cole they started, we've seen a doping scandal, a huge political crisis here in brazil and still this morning fears the games won't be ready. in rio this morning, many anxious hours lie ahead. just four days until the olympic opening ceremony. hundreds of millions watching the world's biggest sporting event get under way. but at the athletes village, competitors underwhelmed.
repairs. complaints including water running down walls. the australian team tweeting as they were evacuated for a fire, posting pictures of unfinished venues. and along rio's stunning coastline, the polluted waters needed last-minute cleaning. authorities even finding dead bodies in recent weeks. olympic organizers facing security challenges from the city's rising murder rate to rough seas as high tides and big waves on saturday were to blame marina, the main sailing venue of the games. the ioc saying it's confident damage will not affect the preparations for the sailing competition, a 25-person work crew now hoping to finish repairs by friday. they built a dune to stop copacabana's waves from flooding beach volleyball while the military is already standing guard. construction workers are racing to be ready.
brazil in the grip of a severe recession and political crisis. >> we have a lot of people without jobs. >> reporter: in may, its president, was suspended from office. brazil's new leader accused, too. ironically, fears over zika are fading. the world health organization now calling the risk for infection low and the international olympic committee u.s. representative remaining confident. >> i'm certain they will be ready. i was at olympic village. athletes were there using the facilities. >> reporter: excitement is building. u.s. gymnast simone biles tweeting, "the dream is real." one olympic spokesperson says this always happens. there are fears until the opening and it's forgotten as
athens. >> been to a lot of venues over the last couple days. lights on 24 hours a day continuing to hammer and sawing. i'll have a tour of some of those olympic venues later in the show and we'll talk to the mayor of rio and ask if his city will be ready. let's go back to savannah in studio 1a. >> thank you so much. dylan and i stuck in the city. what's happening with the >> not going to be the best morning here in new york city or most of the east coast for that matter. we do have heavier pockets of rain this morning. we also have a chance of stronger storms through the northern plains and upper midwest and monsoonal moisture bringing a lot of rain perhaps up to three inches across the southwest. that's a look at the weather
good morning, everyone. a flash flood watch in effect for much of new jersey today into tonight in fact. new york city not seeing much rain tonight. down the jersey shore. anyone can see rain at any time. you to want to see the umbrella. best chance of rain north and west of town. very muggy out there. high temperature of 80 degrees with a tropical feel. few sprinkles early on. drying out by tomorrow afternoon. >> that's your latest forecast. >> all right, dylan. thank you. just ahead, what caused the deadliest hot air balloon crash in u.s. history?
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police are looking for the driver who ran from a deadly accident in brooklyn. they say the person they're looking for was inside an acura tl sedan that was speeding along cypris hills. the car struck and killed two men before hitting two parked cars. that's when the driver got out of the acura and ran off. let's take a look at the morning commute. we have delays on downtown q trains. getting on the roads, this is the bqe here. a truck struck a pole on the eastbound s knocked it on the westbound side. the left lane is closed in both directions by the brooklyn bridge. in addition to that, we have an accident westbound on 80 by mccarter highway. newark bay by the extend. disabled bus on the l.i.e. finally, montauk highway is shut down in both directions by great neck road. >> back to you, darlene. >> we'll be back in a few
good morning, everyone. much of new jersey. we're tracking the heavy rain potential. dry in the city and tracking storms off of ocean county. some of them seeing very heavy rain. hit or miss showers or storms. very warm and very muggy. a high temperature of 80 degrees. very steamy. grab the umbrella as you're heading outside. 68 for your low overnight tonight. tomorrow back to 79 degrees. we start to dry things out tomorrow afternoon. looking much better. wednesday is delightful, low humidity. heating up though as we head towards the weekend. darlene?
7:30. it's monday morning. 1st of august, 2016. >> we'll have andy grammer with which means the 2016 olympic games are upon us, matt. it looks beautiful where you are. >> it is so pretty. four days to go until the opening ceremony. a lot of talk about security here. let me show you what's happened. the brazilian navy patrolling just off the coast here at copacabana beach. clearly there's a strong military and security presence. just to give you the lay of the land here.
this entire stretch is copacabana beach. beach volleyball venue about a quarter mile straight down the beach behind me. tough for you to see. beyond the buildings in the distance, that's where you find another beach. take a look. taking selfies. hoda is out there because she saw that she's yelling, sailors, and they kept going. >> my goodness. already making friends i see. all right. >> now you know what i'm in for for the next couple weeks. >> we'll check back in with you guys in just a moment. let's look at the headlines today. a new poll in the presidential race shows a post-convention bounce for hillary clinton and now leads 46% to 39%.
the race tied following the republican convention. at least two deaths are being blamed on devastating flash flooding in ellicott city, maryland. a half foot of rain fell in just a few hours over the weekend. almost every home and business on main street was damaged. one official calling that flooding the worst he's seen in 50 years. and storms caused problems and delays all weekend at the pga championship in springfield, new jersey. golfers had to play the final two rounds on sunday. his first ever major by just one stroke. also this morning, investigators with the national transportation safety board are back in a central texas corn field where 16 people died over the weekend in the nation's worst ever hot air balloon accident. nbc's kerry sanders is there. kerry, good morning. >> good morning, savannah. investigators know that the hot air balloon was flying too low
high voltage electrical lines. what they don't know this morning is why. this morning investigators work to find the cause of the tragedy, friends and family remember the 16 lives that it were taken when the balloon hit those power lines. the balloon ride was a birthday gift. matt snapped this picture and texted it to his brother just 12 minutes before the crash. >> even down to the last minutes, pictures of them smiling and laughing. >> another family posted this memorial video on youtube. this trip was a belated mother's day gift. and skip was at the helm just after dawn. they lifted off from an air park in san antonio flying due south in a gentle 5-mile-per-hour breeze but eight miles from where they launched, the balloon
it needed to clear those power lines and it drifted into the wires. erica gonzalez snapped this photo 24 minutes before the crash. her husband thought the balloon looked unusually close to the tree tops. >> were they climbing? >> it was not going anywhere. >> reporter: recovered in the debris field, 14 electronic devices sent to ntsb in clues. >> the ntsb, the full board, has classified their response as an unacceptable response. >> reporter: overnight, the heart of texas air balloon ride company issued a statement saying that they were going to cease operations and to those who lost family and loved ones they said there are simply no
sadness. later this morning, investigators plan to interview the ground crew to see what they may know. >> thank you very much. our hearts go out to those families. we'll shift gears and get a check of the weather with dylan. >> announcer: "today's" weather brought to you by walmart. we have everything you need to get ready to go back to school at our every day l >> we have this influx of moisture that's going to stream in from the south setting up typical monsoon season we'll see for the next couple days. perhaps up to three or four inches of rain near tucson where some of these heavier pockets of rain will develop but also keep in mind even where we don't have some of the heavier rain, we could still get some very gusty winds and that could lead to some dust storms out in that area and also some power outages, too. you can see the areas in purple
across this area for the next three days or so before things do taper off as we start to see thanks, dillon. good morning, everyone. tracking showers and storms in ocean county. a bit of a wet start for you. not much going on around the city. we may see more storms firing up. do bring your umbrellas. high temperature of 80 degrees and it's very muggy out there. best chance for rain north and west of new york city where we effect. that continues until tonight. 68 for your low tonight. tomorrow may start out with some sprinkles. finally drying out by tomorrow afternoon. beautiful on wednesday. >> that's your latest forecast. coming up, an unexpected sing along from the usa men's basketball team and the one player who wasn't having it. plus, it's crunch time in rio with the olympic games four days away.
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really reaching a fever pitch. there have been a lot of questions about rio's preparedness as it gets set to welcome the world. we'll chat about that with the city's mayor in just a moment. first, when i arrived, i decided to go right to some of the venues to check on progress firsthand. ?? i've landed here in rio. i want to what better place to start than right here at the beach. and what better venue to show you than the premiere venue at the summer olympic games, beach volleyball, or as al calls it, the best sport ever. the beach volleyball venue is right smack dab in the middle of copacabana, the most famous beach in all of brazil. the roar of the crowd will be second only to the roar of the waves. one of the things you have to
summer games, the venue here for beach volleyball is literally right on the beach. that's the atlantic here. 50 yards from us. on certain days those waves end up in this venue. that's a concern because at any given match up to 12,000 people will feel these stands. stands which are still being finished. we're standing here and we're a week away from the olympics and i still hear hammering. is that making you nervous? >> >> the venue manager is a former pro volleyball player himself. it's a party. it's serious. they are competing for the gold but it's supposed to be a party. >> it's serious for the athletes. if you become a gold olympic medalist, that can change your life. >> 21 miles west of copacabana,
olympic park located in the rio neighborhood of baja. >> this is futures arena, swimming with the mural and ten nis front of me. half a million people are expected to visit rio for these games and the aquatics venue is bound to be one of the most electric. the water is calm now but when the games begin in the aquatic center, michael phelps, missy franklin, ryan lackty. >> this is where rowing takes place. it's controversial because of the levels of toxic pollution in that water. the athletes have begun arriving. gold medal dreams within their reach and back at the beach volleyball venue, preparations continue for the biggest party
joined by the mayor of rio de janeiro, eduardo paes. mr. mayor, great to see you. >> my pleasure. welcome to rio. >> thank you. other than us requesting an interview, what's keeping you up at night? >> it's an amazing event. a lot of athletes here. things are fine. we'll move on. >> you read the headlines like everybody else about zika and crime pollution. how does rio go about making a better second impression than the first impression some people have right now? >> i think obviously this is a city that has problems. it's not a perfect city but the city has got much better because of the games. lots of transformation. you look at the beach here in copacabana. so there was some reports saying bacteria in the waters of copacabana that kills people. the ones that come from rio
true. >> the water quality in some of the areas is a problem. government promised to reach certain quality standards. fell short. you said it was a missed opportunity. >> it is a problem in some areas. it's not a problem for the games. the areas where we are holding the sailing competition, that's not a problem there. it's a problem for the city of rio and a problem we have to beach and where rowing is going to be, that's clean water. it's safe water. so there won't be problems. >> what is the current status of the zika outbreak here? >> we're in winter now. i know that winter in new york is different from here. but we are in winter. this is dry season. so we don't have much zika cases now. not a big issue for the games. there are more cases of zika in
we have here in rio. everything is working properly. >> you said it's crazy to try an olympic cup and olympic in two years. will the city be ready? >> they are ready. this is a temporary venue that you're showing. it takes the place on the beach and we love the beach. if we start building that too early, that's going to be population mad a to read the day after closing ceremony. >> best celebration ever. rio is a special place. brazil is special country. if you decide to come to rio, it will be amazing games. >> big newspaper with that long of headline on it. thank you for the restaurant recommendations. the mayor of rio de janeiro, eduardo paes. savannah, back to you. >> thank you so much. coming up, the big winners and
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good morning. 7:56. it is 70 degrees out on a monday morning. it's august 1st. looking at the george washington bridge i'm darlene rodriguez. police have identified a man wanted for an attack at a staten island church. they're trying to find the 42-year-old man. accused of following a 21-year-old security guard into
mount caramel. police are trying to track down a man linked to two burglaries in brooklyn. he reached into an apartment window to steal a cell phone back on july 3rd. two weeks later this video shows him allegedly stealing packages from a building on lawton street. he's accused of stealing laptops and cash from inside a building. arson investigators are trying to figure out who set seven big rigs on within a few blocks of each other in east new york. the vehicles were found yesterday completely burned out. trucks were owned by their drivers who say the fires now put them out of business. they also say this is not the first time trucks have been torched in the neighborhood. take a look at the morning commute. here's lauren scala. >> thanks, darlene. we have delays on downtown q trains. if you're getting on the roads, belt parkway shut down by the
directions by cadman plaza. a truck struck a pole and the left lane is shut down. finally that accident on 280 westbound outside mccarter highway is still out there. let's take a look at the weather, as a matter of fact. today a chance for showers throughout the day. flash flooding possible parts of new jersey. 80 is the high. tomorrow rain in the morning. we dry out in the afternoon. high of 79. wednesday, sunny low humidity and n coming up on the "today" show, pop star andy grammar rocks the
it's 8:00 on "today." coming up, countdown to rio. we made our way to the world famous copacabana beach with only four days until the opening ceremony of the 2016 olympic games. plus, fashion with a purpose. we've got the hottest new maternity fashion which is you're expecting. ?? and keep your head up. music sensation andy grammer is here to perform to a packed plaza, "today," monday, august 1st, 2016. ?? >> we came all of the way from
we love you. >> we love andy grammer! ?? >> good morning, chicago! >> florida loves andy grammer. ?? we're back now on a monday morning with a split guy, andy grammer, is getting set to perform in our next half hour and rio de janeiro and copacabana beach where the olympics kick off in just four days. guys, you're having fun in new york. i'm having fun here in rio. can i mention something before we go any further? on friday everyone at nbc lost a dear friend. suzanne wright, the wife of the former chairman of nbc passed away after an illness.
anyone who ever worked at nbc under her time will tell you that when you got here, she made you feel as if you were part of a special family. she was your defender she was your cheerleader and advocate passionate about this network. after she and bob left, she turned that passion and all of her energy into raising awareness for people and families living with autism and finding a cure for autism. our condolences to bob and their lady. >> she did so much for autism. we send our love to the wright family. thank you. let's go over to tamron for the top stories. >> donald trump campaigns in battleground states of ohio and pennsylvania today but controversy will follow him after his remarks about the parents of a muslim american soldier killed in iraq. nbc's andrea mitchell is in washington this morning with the
>> good morning. hillary clinton is calling on republicans to abandon donald trump and in her words put country before party because of his controversial comments about captain khan and his family. wrapping up a bus trip that was supposed to be about jobs in the rust belt, hillary clinton and tim kaine pivoted to denouncing donald trump over made about humayun khan and his family. >> i think donald trump pose as serious threat to our democracy. it's going to be up to all of us to repudiate the hatefulness. >> reporter: trump trying to clarify over the weekend in a statement calling captain khan a hero to our country but he added the real problem was the radical islamic terrorists who killed him. khan's father who addressed the democratic national convention
"today." >> this candidate amazes me, his ignorance. he can get up and malign the entire nation, the religions, the communities, the minorities, the judges. he has not read the constitution of this country. had he read that, his behavior would be different. >> reporter: clinton and kaine at an ohio even talked to reporters, something she rarely does about trump's comments. >> he has throughout the course of his campaign consistently insulted and demeaned people around the world. one doesn't know where the bottom is.
any american should have about his campaign and the potential candidacy that he's offering to the american people. >> in a scathing statement, republican senator lindsey graham said that not criticizing the parents of a fallen soldier even if they criticize you used to be sacred in america and that unacceptable doesn't even begin to describe what trump has done. tamron? >> andrea, thank you very much. at least two people are hundreds of millions of dollars will be needed to help maryland recover from severe flooding. more than six inches of rain fell in just a couple hours saturday night. people and cars were swept up in a torrent of water as it rushed through ellicott city. among those rescued, this is incredible video. a woman pulled from her car by a human chain of volunteers. one official said the town looked like the set of a disaster movie. a seat belt may have saved
caught on camera. you see a half dozen times bystanders are afraid it will catch fire, flip the car right side up, cut the man's seat belt and get him out. he was air lifted to the hospital. nobody else was hurt. police are investigating the cause of that crash. that looks like a stunt film. crazy there. >> hard to watch. >> tamron, thank you. as we told you earlier, urgency in the fight against zika in the wake of four new cases found in florida and another part of the south, a new weapon developed to keep that diseased at bay. >> reporter: new alarm over zika after health officials say three men and a woman in florida were infected with the virus likely by local mosquitos. these are the first documented cases of local transmission in the u.s. now, houston. another prime breeding ground
against zeke. the drones are part of a partnership between microsoft and harris count. microsoft researchers ethan jackson sets up smart mosquito traps in backyards, at parks and in the woods. the traps will trap and prevent zika before it becomes an epidemic. >> we built a mosquito robot. >> reporter: with artificial intelligence, they detect vibration of mosquito wings and capture them to be studied. in the next phase microsoft will deploy automated drones equipped with mapping technology and they'll scan the area and identify mosquito hot spots. the data is turned around almost immediately to show what time of day mosquitos are the most active. that's a huge spike. >> this is the time of day where
yard. >> reporter: 8:00 at night. >> going to be a soccer player like his dad. >> reporter: for brittany, zika is a major concern. she's eight months pregnant with baby boy. >> it worries me to know that this species of mosquitos lives in houston, texas, and i'm doing everything i can to make sure we remain safe. >> we say this is a game changer for us. >> reporter: the federal aid proposed by president obama has stalled in congress and now harris county says local funding is running low. >> one way is between a rock and a hard place. this is about real people. this is about real communities. this is about impact on human beings. >> reporter: pushing houston to bet on tech to help control the crisis. coming up next, no
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trending. we'll bring matt into this later. have you ever gone sky diving? >> twice. >> twice is my limit. not going three. >> what's the biggest fear when you're in the air? >> the parachute doesn't open. >> i thought you might say that. imagine doing it with no parachute at all. on purpose. this is what one guy did and he made history for doing it. the first to sky dive without a he took a leap of faith you might say at 25,000 feet above california. look at this. just falling. there he goes. he landed in a 10,000 square foot net. a net. it's about the size of a football field. his name is luke akins. spent a year and a half preparing for this he'll join us live tomorrow on "today" for his first interview at which point we'll say why? >> what if you miss the net?
right on that net. i would want to be more in the center. >> he landed just right. he didn't miss. >> good point. now this story about mother nature. would you feel better about an erupting volcano and its scorching hot lava coming at you if the hot lava was smiling at you. isn't that sweet. appears to be a big fiery smile. it has gone viral. >> i love it. >> smiley faces in nature. in random places. >> matt loves a good smiley face. he's over in rio. >> i love that it smiles at you until it doesn't. and then you're in trouble. i was at a trending moment that's related to athletes traveling to these games. remember the song from the early
carlton. it's had a sudden resurgence made popular by the u.s. men's basketball team. take a look. this video they took on their flight. ? i need you ? ? i miss you ? >> the team loves it. clearly everybody is excited having a great time but then the camera pans o anthony. he's not having it. apparently not a fan of that song unenthused by the sing along as well. we can assume he's focused on the competition. >> the memes on that are hilarious. >> of all of the songs. >> matt, thank you. let's begin with teen choice
the impression of the presidential candidates. the talked about moment of the night, the emotional tribute to victims of gun violence. the actress took the stage with families impacted by recent tragedies and asked teens to unite in the call for peace and justin timberlake accepted his decade award encouraging love and compassion and using muhammad >> you will fall down. i have many times. even ali did. what we do after that fall is how we make history because impossible is nothing. >> up next, the wizard of the weekend. "harry potter" is back in a new play and book. the book hit store shelves as the play opened in london on saturday. fans waited hours for its release. copies as you can imagine instantly disappearing from
preordered book on amazon in nine years. the the story follows harry as an adult. magic continuing at 37 years old. there won't be another book but wanted to give fans something special and katy perry debuted her new single life writing the song for the music in rio. now, your first look at the music trailer. >> don't be surprised ? ? i will still ris ? >> catch the full video on
head to today.com. >> i love the song. let's get a check of the weather now from dylan. >> announcer: "today's" weather is brought to you by ihop. come together over breakfast. >> after a very hot week last week, we're going to see things cool down quite a bit across the northeast with temperatures actually below average. more heat is going to build into the central plains especially this afternoon and then as we go into tomorrow, too. we do have some scattered excessive heat watch for st. louis. it doesn't get started until tomorrow. heat advisories for tulsa down through shreveport. again not just because of the heat but because of the humidity. that makes it feel so much more uncomfortable and hard for your body to cool down. temperatures in topeka, six degrees above average. tulsa, 98. dallas, 100 degrees. st. louis, 88 today. look at what happens tomorrow. 97 degrees.
your heat index that will feel like it's 100 to 110 degrees. that will make it brutal and it will eastward by the time we get into next week. in the meantime, enjoy a nice cooldown. boston, 72. that's ten degrees below average. d.c. will still be on the hot side. most of the northeast up into new england temperatures only in the 70s and 80s. tim kaine. kain not very hot but very muggy. also tracking a chance for more scattered showers and storms this afternoon. flash flood watch for many counties in northern and northwest new jersey. bring the umbrella to be on the safe side. high temperature of 80 degrees, below average, but very steamy. overnight a few more scattered showers and storms, low temperature of 68 degrees. tomorrow, early showers and
>> that's your latest forecast. savannah? >> let's head back down to matt on the famous copacabana beach in rio de janeiro. >> all right. thank you very much. the opening ceremony on friday night. the games begin then. the countdown is on and if history is any indication, team usa is gearing up for another big showing at these games. i want to show you the all-time summer olympic medal count. the u.s. leads with 976 gold medals. that is more than double the second place soviet union's unified team. they had 440 golds and in third place, great britain with 223.5. we're tracking down that half to figure that out. one of the headlines going into rio has been the russian doping scandal and that's adding to the relevance of a new documentary called "the last goal" that puts a spotlight on a similar scandal 40 years ago.
stories in olympic history. >> they came out of nowhere. the times dropped by dozens of seconds in less than a year. >> the u.s. women's swim team came to montreal games expecting to win big in 1976 but their fortunes suddenly changed. the surprise dominance of the east german team was breathtaking. 40 gold medals in total. 11 out of 13 in wen alone. a performance that years later would help expose east germany's systemic state sponsored doping program. >> it was astonishing. you would have thought at first these are men. >> subject of a new documentary called "the last gold." >> in one year, these girls had gotten so much better and
munich i didn't notice them at all to be honest with you. and now they're beating us in a 200 meter race by 25 meters. all of a sudden in one year they got that strong. for some weird reason. >> which documents the doping epidemic that cost american swimmers a chance at olympic greatness. >> silver medals are piling up. that's not what she wants. she wants a piece of gold. >> i'm watching the very first night of 100 freestyle take fourth, fifth and seventh place and not by a tenth of a second but a full body length. i'm watching that. i mean, it just doesn't make sense to me. >> not all was lost in montreal for the women of team usa. with the pool tilted against them, the underdog americans mounted one final charge.
capturing gold in the 4x100 meter freestyle relay. >> i think there needs to be compassion for this group of women who competed and did their best and were really treated horribly by not recognizing what they did. it's hard. you can't go back. you've stole compete and see where you fall on an equal playing field. that's what sports is all about. >> really extraordinary to realize that happened 40 years ago and yet still from olympics to olympics from so mucha to here it's an issue we're still dealing with every year. you can see "the last gold"
rio this morning. we saw her earlier on the beach. tomorrow, hoda joins the fun. she's standing back here. we'll have a lot more from copacabana. let's go back to tamron and sheinelle. >> looks beautiful. >> coming up, savannah and dylan are busy. this is adorable. getting ready for maternity fashion show.
tonight. several water rescues were needed when streets flooded in wayne and patterson where water was waist deep in some spots. most flood water has since receded. more scattered showers are expected through the day. we have a look ahead to the forecast in a sec. students moving on to new schools now that dowland. other institutions will be there to make the transition to schools easier. and pesticides targeting mosquitos that carry west nile and zika will be sprayed in queens and staten island. they say the spraying schedule between 10:00 tonight and 6:00 tomorrow morning, weather permitting. let's look at the morning commute. here is lauren scala. >> thanks. we got word of 15 minutes delays
signal problems. delays and downtown q trains. if you're getting on the roads, accident by mccarter highway. delays both directions. extremely heavy delays on bqe, truck hit a pole. leave yourself extra time. >> lauren, thank you. checking the weather, chance for showers throughout the day, flooding possible. 80 the high. rain in the morning, dry out in the afternoon with a high of tells us about his single and performs on the plaza.
another big concert on friday. blake shelton is in the house. he's letting his fans pick one of his songs on his set list. you can pick. >> between now and wednesday just go to "today's" twitter page and vote for "honey being" boys round >> fans got to pick one of your songs that you're going to do. >> we're excited. also ahead, staying comfortable and fashionable when you're expecting. we have the best new maternity fashions. dylan and i are modeling and so are our "today" producers who are expecting. >> taking a look at the weather across the country today, we're
scattered showers in the northeast and in the southeast the storms will redevelop later this afternoon. to the middle of the week, best chance of scattered showers and storms will be down along the gulf coast and also in the southwest where we have some monsoonal moisture pushing in. by the end of the week, showers in the southwest and then down across the gulf coast down through florida and through most of the ohio and tennessee river valleys we could see scattered showers and storms. let's talk temperatures. we'll be below normal in the northeast after a hot week last week. above average temperatures working into the plains through the midwest by the middle of the week. we'll see it spread farther east with below normal temperatures because of rain and clouds in the southwest likely by the thanks, dylan, good morning, everyone. tracking heavy rain off to the south. right now, not much going on in the city or nearby suburbs. later today, showers and storms may fire up and we may have flooding problems.
new jersey. keep the umbrellas handy around the region. high temperature of 80 degrees. it is muggy, very tropical, and any rain that falls could be very heavy. more showers and storms overnight, dry by tomorrow afternoon. >> that's your latest forecast. savannah? >> this morning we're kicking off a special series "expecting today." i'm not the only one around here with a baby on board. it's h is affordable and stylish. we have our "today" style editor. nice to see you. a bunch of "today" producers as well as dylan dreyer who is expecting as well. maternity style has changed so much. it's not just the tent dress anymore. >> it's changed so much. you should be so proud of that bump and show it off. no more hiding under tents. you can make a statement with your bump.
>> should i model. >> easy to get a trendy look today. i will say anyone who has been pregnant will tell you invest in designer denim. you have a great pair on. destination maternity is a retailer that i love because they have a wide assortment and just like yesterday i was looking, they have a 40% off sale on markdowns. i look for them for designer duds and big deals. they also have a pea in the pod and play with layers and proportion. you have a skinny jean on which you can wear b drop tank. the wedges are comfortable like you see and blazer shorter than the tank is okay. a long necklace. >> she's modeling a jumpsuit. >> i don't know what to do. >> some people in early pregnancy ask me do i have to start wearing maternity. you don't have to do anything.
that's what you like. the jumpsuits are great. head to toe look. this is from h&m. it's trendy. i love the long vest. you see lots of people wearing it, pregnant and not pregnant. a great topper that you can put over leggings or jeans and if you just twit to the front, that belt, you can belt at the perfect spot to kind of help show off the baby bump that's about to grow. >> craving golden grahams. >> next is mandy miller. we were pregnant last time. she's married to one of our producers. >> mandy love dresses that have an interesting hem. it was a great talking point. your neckline and hemline are not pregnant. you can have fun and do a handkerchief hem. we got this at macy's.
you can wear a pattern. this panel that comes in and it's at the waistline is super flattering and makes you fell like you have a shape and don't have to get lost in a shapeless shift. have fun. we were inspired by adele so we wanted to have fun with makeup. great look for going out to dinner or baby shower or anything. >> another minute. two models. we heard egg and cheese sandwich was your order. let's bring have fun. 20 bucks. the t-shirt. ice, ice, baby. this is a great thing to do if you're in that phase of do i look pregnant, do i not look pregnant? make a statement with your bump. that's perfect. >> here's your ice, ice, ice cream that you crave and we have lexy. can't believe it. how cute is she? >> she's adorable.
in your last trimester. this is the only time you embrace spandex. a fitted dress and jean jacket. a comfortable look that can be dressed up and down. >> you look adorable. >> peanut butter for lexy. >> we added 40 more looks online at today.com. check out the article. i'm very excited and any questions about maternity fashion, i'm your girl. >> you're always our girl. thank you so much. more coming up next, concert time. andy grammer live on our citi
?? >> landed on the billboard hot 100 chart multiple times with hits like "fine by me." and "keep your head up." but pop star andy grammer came from humble beginnings. >> he has that american rag to riches story. he started out on the streets of california scoring biggest singles. >> with its upbeat melody, "honey i'm good" was song of the summer. he's a familiar face around here, too. in march, andy live serenaded our "today" wedding couple as
his new single "fresh eyes" was released friday and at the end of the month he kicks off a nationwide tour but his first stop, our summer concert stage. here to perform "fresh eyes" ladies and gentlemen, andy grammer. you before like this ? ? my god you're beautiful ? ? it's like the first time when we open the door ? ? before we got used to usual ? ? it might seem superficial, stereotypical, man ?
? so suddenly i'm in love with a stranger ? ? i can't believe that she's mine ? ? now all i see is you with fresh eyes fresh eyes ? ? so suddenly i'm in love with a stranger ? ? i can't believe she's mine ? ? and now all i see is you with fresh eyes ? ? fresh eyes ? ? appreciation well it comes and it goes ? ? but i, i'll ride thatav what's under your nose ? ? until you until you remind a fool ? ? maybe all of this is simple ? ? my heart's unconditional ? ? you dress up just a little and i'm like oooh damn ? ? sowedly i'm in love with a stranger ?
mine ? ? now all i see is you with fresh eyes ? ? fresh eyes ? ? so suddenly i'm in love with a stranger ? ? i can't believe that she's mine ? ? and now all i see is you with fresh eyes ? ? fresh eyes ? oh yeah ? ? if i could bottle this up, bottle, bottle this up, i would ? ? i would bottle this up ? ? cause you're gorgeous in this moment ? ? if i could bottle this up, i would ? ? so suddenly i'm in love with a stranger ? ? i can't believe that she's
>> we are so excited to have andy grammer back on our citi concert stage. welcome back to the plaza. i learned a new word this morning. andy was a street performer before he was a worldwide star and they call that busking. you have come a long way. >> come a little ways. so sweet to be here and all these people. [ applause ] >> going out on a 40 city tour at the end of the month. do you like being on the road? >> yes to go and rock and see everybody is the best. >> you just performed your brand new song "fresh eyes". what's the inspiration for that story? >> you have that moments where
tell a joke and you are like, man, you're incredible. that's what that is about. >> it has to be awesome to have people choose your song. they have spoken. do you know the answer? >> keep your head up, right? >> it wasn't even close. "keep your head up." going to play it for us now. ?? ? i've been waiting on the sunset ? ? bills on my mindset ? ? i can't deny they're getting
? incomes breadcrumbs ? ? i've been trying to survive ? ? the glow that the sun gets ? ? right around sunset ? ? helps me realize ? ? this is just a journey ? sfoet drop your worries ? ? you're going to turn out fine ? ? but you got keep your head up ? ? and you can let your hair down ? ? you got to keep your head up ? ? and you can let your hair down ? ? i know it's hard i know it's hard ? ? to remember times ? ? but you got to keep your head up ?
? am i going to turn out fine ? ? you'll turn out fine ? ? fine, horch you'll turn out fine ? ? but you have to keep your up ? ? and you can let your hair down ? ? you have got to keep your head up ? ? you can let your hair down ? ? keep your head up down ? ? only rainbows after rain ? ? the sun will always come again ? ? it's a circle circling ? ? around again it comes around again ? ? i said only rainbows after rain ? ? the sun will always come again ? ? it's a circle circling ? ? around again it comes around ?
? and you can let your hair down ? ? you got keep your head up ? ? and you can let your hair down ? ? i know hits hard ? ? to remember times ? ? but you got to keep your head up ? ? and you can let your hair down ? ? keep your head up ? ? and you can let your hair down ? ? keep your ? and can let your hair down ?? >> hear more from andy grammer and all of our summer concert artists at applemusic.com/today. andy will be back with more music in just a bit.
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and harry is 100 years old. if you stop by trinity church you are guaranteed to find harry there. happy 100th birthday to charlotte. she's from sun city, arizona. she has a cell phone and ipad and loves surfing the web. who doesn't. and john is celebrating 100 years. this boston red sox fan is from massac good for him. and mabel is 104 years old. she enjoys going to church and barbecues and telling jokes. and a very happy 100th birthday to bernard john from wyoming for his 99th birthday he rode a horse. please let us know what you'll celebrate this year. if you know someone turning 100, tell us about them.
good morning, everybody. 8:56. looking at the parkway, it is 70 degrees on monday morning, august 1st. i am darlene rodriguez. a rally is scheduled to begin in a few minutes in city hall park. demonstrators are calling for the mayor to fire the police commissioner and want repairations for brutality. the helmet belonged to a firefighter who died from cancer 25 years ago. his helmet had been hanging on the wall at the tavern with other firefighter memorabilia. the tavern owners just want it back. and offering a $5,000 reward
the person that shot a swan with a dart. the bird found near a fishing bridge and the dart was safely removed and the swan is doing okay. let's look at the morning commute. >> we have 15 minute delays in and out of new york penn for transit commuters because of amtrak signal problems. if you're getting on the subways, delays on downtown q trains, out there quite awhile. they're cleaning up the downed pole on the bqe westbound by brooklyn bridge. delays are extensive both directions on the bqe getting to this area. finally, this accident cleared moments ago on the westchester before 95. it is still pretty delayed. back to you. check the weather today. chance for showers today, flooding possible in parts of new jersey. 80 is the high. tomorrow, rain in the morning, dry out in the afternoon with high of 79. wednesday, sunny with low humidity. 82 degrees.
>> this morning on "today's take," andy grammer is here so keep your head up as we kick off your workweek. then, a big bang on the big screen with merrill stream and hugh grant and a homemade twist on takeout you can make all that and more coming up now. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today's take" live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> good morning. welcome to "today" on this monday morning. the 1st day of august, 2016. can you believe we're in august? summer is flying by. >> can't think that way. >> it's good. august is good. we love you, august.
jenna. willie and al are nowhere to be found. haven't seen them in a couple days. eventually they will pop back up. our morning jam "honey i'm good" by andy grammer kicking off the week with a fun concert on our plaza. he'll come inside and talk to us and he's going to does he have to pick the questions? >> we're not announcing anything big around here. >> don't look at me. >> are you engaged? >> i was not getting engaged. i was hanging out but not telling you with who. i did run into -- >> she was hanging out with -- >> knock it off, girls. this is what happens when co-hosts come. they out all of your personal life. i was at the beach with people that i won't name.
beach. deer. >> i saw you post this on instagram. where were you? >> an undisclosed location. >> what state? >> new york state. >> deer on the beach? >> we were sitting there. i had a few drinks of soda. and i had my dog with me. i hear her and then i hear a slow roar of people going oh my god what is that? we look over and the deer just walk past. i have on a swimsuit so i can't show the selfie. >> you know you want to? >> i can't show that. >> i went all rio. >> no, i didn't. >> it's so different than the mom suit. the rio suit. >> nevertheless the deer and someone wrote what kind of witch
had never seen it before either. it was crazy. >> bittersweet. >> i feel like we should ask the -- >> if i was a deer and it was 95 degrees, i would be on the beach. >> let me dip my toe in. you had a fun vacation. >> it was a staycation. my in-laws went out of town and we watched the puppy for a week. never did my hair or makeup. city. >> when you golf around your stomach -- >> i don't know if it's because i'm having a little boy or what but my golf game is on point. >> they say you have a better sense of gravity. >> when you a boy? >> no. being pregnant in general keeps you more balanced. >> guys with beer bellies, they
i feel like i can -- the problem is i don't have golf maternity clothes so my pants were just open. they don't button anymore. >> maybe you should wear a thong. >> they come in handy. >> on the golf course. >> that's a great idea. stay tuned for next week. >> i have a preview for your weekend coming up. this is what we do every sunday night. we have family dance party. the girls to great musicians after "frozen." >> that does not look like dance party. >> look at that smile. >> look at those eyes. >> she loves it. >> that's how they dance. >> those are good moves. >> what song was playing?
>> that's not the highest quality. looks like there's bacteria growing on the camera. >> what was the song of the weekend for your crew? >> we do every other person chooses. mila chooses "frozen." and "we didn't start the but speaking of music, guess who turns 35 today? mtv. they began this day in 1981. only one day before dylan dreyer began. >> i began tomorrow in 1981. >> her birthday is tomorrow. in honor of it, mtv is launching classic mtv shows and music. at noon they'll air the original
"we didn't kill the radio star." it was the very first music video ever shown on mtv. >> i love music videos. >> my favorite mtv era was when they just played music. you would sneak in to watch racy new videos. >> i fell in love with david >> madonna "living on a prayer." >> those were classics. what are your favorites? >> i love the music, of course. i'm ten years older than both of you. i like music. this is forming who i am today. my favorite shows were "cribs."
fanatic and i loved "run house." i did transition from music to the shows. i like some of "the real world" early on. >> what were your shows? >> it wasn't on mtv for long. i loved "my so-called life." >> was it on mtv? >> i think it started on abc and drama at its finest. >> i dyed my hair to look like angela chase with red kool-aid. it was staining of the bathroom counter. >> ever died your hair can kool-aid? >> no. >> of course. you want a punk rock look. >> did it work on black hair?
red would show up. >> it made it -- if you leave it on forever and then it would look like highlights. frosted. you know what else something cool, we'll transition. do we have permission to show it? we had attorney working in the background to make sure we could air this. a cool surprise that's gone viral. drivers were pulled over in virginia heat this weekend but they didn't get tickets. e officer says beep beep. you think, okay, i have to talk my way out of this in my imaginary car. >> are you familiar with 1039?
cone. so we're just making sure that everybody is following the laws today and driving with ice cream. i'm officer warner. this is the chief of police. we want to make sure you were in compliance. >> just made my day. she's, like, all right, how am i going to get out of this ticket? do you >> so nervous and then getting a surprise. >> and when it's ice cream -- >> what else do we have? >> speaking of food, from ice cream to pizza, let's move onto pizza now. lebron james posted a photo of his pizza order on facebook. he had 16 toppings. this is what they were.
have one. >> that only has three toppings. >> keep going. >> shredded mozzarella, parmesan cheese, grilled chicken, turkey meatballs, banana peppers, fresh basil, garlic, green bell peppers, red onions, spinach, sea salt, oregano, he did post it with a caption don't order when starving. >> this is blake pizza. >> this is just pizza because we can. >> i won't complain. >> save me a piece. i'll do weather and be right back. >> we'll save it for you and the baby.
the country. over the weekend, flooding near maryland where six inches of rain fell in two hour's time. it's the storm system that moved through. this morning we're looking at the chance of storms to redevelop and if some of those storms happen over the areas that were hard hit over the weekend, we could see more flooding. that's why we do have flash flood watches across eastern pennsylvania and parts of new jersey. heavy rain movedhr back in later on today. this area of low pressure is continuing to move offshore but it still keeps things unsettled through the day today. as we go into this afternoon, more showers and more storms to pop up. not every town will get one but we are looking at just those scattered showers. keep an eye to the sky if you are out and about today. we could see an additional 1 to 2 inches of rain in the mid-atlantic region. elsewhere, we could end up with
good morning, everyone. more muggy, unsettled weather. high temperature of 80 degrees. even though it is not raining now where you are, you want to grab the umbrella as you head out the door. when it rains, it could rain heavily. could see flooding north and west of new york city. overnight tonight still unsettled. low temperature of 68 degrees. showers and storms especially north and west of town tomorrow. one or two showers linger throughout tuesday morning. then we are finally d humidity. >> that's your latest forecast. >> thanks, dylan. >> up next, honey he's so good. pop star andy grammer. there he is. been entertaining the crowd all morning long. >> we're having pizza. we're 100% doing pizza. >> eating pizza and doing whatever else you request. send in your tweets. oh boy.
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>> once you hear his songs, you can't get them out of your head. that's great thing. we're talking about multiplatinum superstar andy grammer fresh off a live concert on the plaza. a packed house. >> so much fun. he's getting ready to head back out on u.s. tour but he stopped here first. good morning. >> good to see you all. >> we heard your song "fresh eyes." love it. i love how you wrote it and your description of where the song >> yeah. >> you told us earlier. this is going to be part of your third album. >> third album, yep. >> how's that coming along? >> coming along. i wrote a ton of songs. i have a bunch more to write. so i'll be writing during the day and at night playing shows. i didn't want to take a break. >> you told us the writing process. the last album had 101 songs and
you have to keep pushing and writing. you have to sing your authentic truth. just write it down and sing it. it's much harder than that. you have to define music and lyrics that when someone hears it, they connect with it. >> your truth is upbeat. your songs are music we put on if we're having bad days. do you have bad days? >> i definitely have bad smiling. >> those are always good days. i have a new single. tour is coming. you just gave me pizza. this is a good day right now. >> do you put on your own music? when i'm having a bad day, i listen to "honey i'm good." >> i don't do that. if you were just i'm having a bad day i'll put myself on. i don't do that. >> who do you listen to?
stevie wonder. coldplay. people that write good songs. >> you were sweet to participate in our big greek wedding on the street. did you know what you were signing up for? it went viral. you sang. it was incredible. >> it was awesome. fun. whenever you call, i'm down for whatever clearly as you can see. you know what was sweet? they were so sincere. amidst crazy new yorkness, they were sweet and sincere. >> i will tell you, that song i was singing for the rest of the month. >> rest of the year. >> i can't stop. your songs get stuck in my head. >> even with "fresh eyes" i listen to it a lot when i'm trying to do a mix so right now that's in my head. you listen to it all day every day.
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we are back with singing superstar andy grammer. it's time to get to know him better with celebrity fishbowl. dig on in there. >> as many as possible. come on. >> what's your guilty pleasure? >> a pizza cookie. at the end of tour, it's the way to go. >> i never called it that >> we're playing, too. >> what song gives you goosebumps. >> i would have to say whitney houston's -- >> "i will always love you." >> no. >> the star-spangled banner. when she sang the national anthem. >> i can't do this. >> the most memorable fan encounter you ever had.
hulk hogan. anyway. >> if you could be an olympian, what sport would you play? >> synchronized swimming. they have the best outfits. >> what song gets you pumped up? >> these >> "don't let me down." >> i feel like we need to know more about you. >> if you had one free day to do anything what you wanted, what would you do? because i'm on tour so much, i would be home with my french bulldog and my wife. >> glad you said wife. >> i come in the door and go straight to her, she's, like,
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waiting to get into the lincoln tunnel. 9:27 this monday. good morning. police looking for the driver that ran from a deadly the suspect in a silver acura. that hit two parked cars. they had moved here from honduras to raise their families. a man wanted for a burglary in brooklyn linked to another. now the suspect stealing
also broke into an apartment and took laptops and cash. then stole a cell phone from another apartment a mile away two weeks earlier. investigators want to find the person that set seven big rigs on fire in brooklyn found yesterday in east new york within a few blocks of each other. truck cabs were owned by drivers. they say the fires put them out of business. right now, let's look at the weather. rafael miranda. >> good morning, more unsettling weather. high temperature of 80 degrees. could see flash flood watch for much of new jersey. the rain could happen anywhere, any time. especially in the afternoon and evening. that's when it could be heaviest toward evening. high temperature of 80 degrees and very muggy. tomorrow, a couple sprinkles early. drying out nicely tomorrow afternoon, wednesday looks dry.
looking at the headlines today, federal investigators will be interviewing the ground crew of a hot air balloon that crashed near lockhart, texas, on saturday. all 16 people onboard died. the ntsb said the balloon likely made contact with nearby power lines before crashing in a field. taking on new urgency after florida confirmed four cases were mostly caused by local mosquitos. health officials are going door to door in a miami neighborhood urging people, especially pregnant women, to get tested and to take precautions against mosquito bites. this is the first local transmission of zika in the united states. indoor trampoline parks have jumped in popularity and so have visits to the emergency room. injuries soared from just under
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total 2,850 calories if you're counting. that's more than a person is supposed to eat in a whole day. the lucky winner of saturday's $487 million powerball jackpot remains a mystery. it was sold in new hampshire. the winning numbers in case you were that person, 11, 17, 21, 23, 32 with powerball number of 5 andja box office with $60 million in ticket sales. "star trek beyond" fell to 24 million and "bad moms" was third. let's get the weather which is far more structured. dylan is here with her jumpsuit on. >> the humidity is going to be high in some areas. it will spawn thunderstorms especially back through missouri and also across the mid-atlantic
unsettled across the southeast as we start off the week. by the middle of the week, still looking at monsoonal moisture in the southwest. spotty showers and storms across the eastern third of the country. later in the week those will fill out more and still looking at rain and thunderstorms in the southwest. perhaps as much as three to four inches of rain over the course of the week. we could see stronger storms produce very gusty winds in the southwest. above normal temperatures early this week move into the plains and spread into the midwest and into the northeast where it is going to be cloudier because of the rain that's going to be below normal in the southwest and the northwest looks fantastic. lots of sunshine. te good morning, everyone. another umbrella day today. showers and storms are hit and miss. not going to rain all day long, but heavy rain is a possibility when it does, north and west of new york city. you want to keep umbrellas on hand. very muggy with a high
overnight tonight more of the same. showers and storms continue. low temperature of 68. still steamy. tomorrow, one or two showers in the morning. hopefully drying out tomorrow afternoon. wednesday looks better with lower humidity. >> that's your latest forecast. for the past nine nears, simon helberg has kept us in stitches as one of the proud nerds on "the big bang theory." >> now pianist in "florence foster jenkins." >> the only problem is she can't sing. take a look. >> from time to time she can be a little flat. >> flat? >> a tad. just a tad.
flatness and he's the leading voice coach in the city. >> it defies medical science. >> simon, you're not talking about meryl streep. >> i'm a winner. what a talent. i just love watching myself. >> you must have laughed every time you heard it. >> it's an i guess they called in me to try to flush out this absurd man. he's a wisp of a man. these are real people. sometimes life is stranger than fiction. >> this was brought on because you're a trained pianist. >> say the word. you made it. every time. >> it's like an instrument.
called pianist. >> subtitle. >> yes. i think that's the french name for the film. i am a trained pianist. >> a player of the piano. >> a player, yes. they brought me on to not just to act. and they didn't care about the acting part as much as the piano. i bluff because i play. i don't play opera. >> how old were you when you started to play? >> ten. >> did you ever want to quit? i was a pianist myself for about three weeks. >> you all succeeded in saying the word by the way. that's the hardest part about being a piano player is the word. i stuck with it. i played jazz and i played rock stuff. >> you were a cool pianist. . >> i had to get good.
cord and took off their shirt and got leather strap of the guitar rubbed against their nipple and it was awkward for them. >> simon. >> they were men. >> so if you were 10 when you learned to play the piano, is that after you got your black belt in karate? >> you can't delve into rock 'n' roll without being a certified black belt. i hung up the gee -- not the into rock music. nobody wanted to fight me. >> you were karate kid meets elton john? >> good way to put it. >> maybe billy joel. does it have to be the most flamboyant -- i didn't have a pink belt. i had a black belt. >> we don't want you to leave. >> i'm sorry. >> we want to talk about so much
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chronicles and easy dinner using fresh farmer market veggies. good morning. good to see you. i read over this recipe last night and was ready to dive in. i think i had a dream about it. so delicious. the best part is fresh ingredients but something fast. >> wonderful seasonal vegetables here and noodles and chicken. and so where do we start? >> we start with our le chinese market. today we're using spaghetti because it's easy and convenient. we boil these in advance. drain them and put them in later. we'll blanch our vegetables which are brocolis and know peas. swap out with any seasonal favorite vegetable. we boil these for about a minute until they get nice and tender crisp. and we shock anymore in ice water later. i'll have you had help me do that.
water. you need to shock it. >> stop the cooking process. a great time saving technique is use water you boiled for your veggies. i like canola oil. it's heart healthy. ginger and garlic. it flavors the oil and makes the dish delicious. roast chicken here. great if pepper adds a pop of color and is loaded with vitamin c which i love. we add mushrooms, a great antioxidant. add those carrots. it adds a nice crunch. >> how long do you do stir fry total? >> three minutes here. we move over here. >> blanched vegetables complete. >> get those muscles going. put those in here. they'll stop cooking.
there? >> i have never blanched before. >> how long do you blanch? >> for one minute. >> as long as you want in ice water. cooked and ready to go. now we'll just add our sauce ingredients. chicken broth. >> do you use low sodium? >> i like low we'll add oyster sauce. >> adds flavor to everything. >> you can get this at any grocery store. >> salt. we just toss this to combine. stir frying is tossing and flipping and not stirring. it's a misnomer. we combine all of this. next we'll add our broccoli. >> you can see i moved over to start tasting. >> and then we'll add a
it's cornstarch and water mixed together. it thickens the broth and makes it velvety gravy. do it in advance so it doesn't create lumps. we let it come to a boil. let the flavors meld together. >> this is a beautiful dish. do you like it? >> really good. >> thank you so much. by the way, head to today.com/food for the recipe. thank you. this is delicious. >> thank you so much. >> up , andy grammer sings one of his when people ask me what it's like andy grammer sings one of his biggest hits to win an olympic medal, i tell them, "you already know." the medals you've earned are all around you. your bronze. your silver. your gold. and liberty mutual insures them all. liberty mutual is proud to insure every team usa medal won in rio,
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you. >> announcer: the citi concert series on "today" is proudly presented to you by citi. >> here we go. get off the sofa and get ready to dance. >> andy grammer has a new song out. >> first on our "good to be alive." ?? ? i've been grinding so long been trying this for years ? ? and i got nothing to show just climbing this rope right here ? ? and if there's a man upstairs he kept bring meg rain ? ? but i've been sending up prayers and something's change ?
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she fought him off. transfer fares on the dowling campus. they'll be there to help the transition go easier. let's look at the weather. here is rafael miranda. >> good morning. more of the same muggy, unsettled weather from the weekend continues this monday. high temperature of 80 degrees. we could see heavy rain, flash flood watch in effect for much of new jersey. the rain couldap any time, especially in the afternoon and evening. and that's going to be heaviest toward evening. high temperature of 80 degrees. it is very muggy. overnight down to 68. tomorrow, couple of sprinkles. drying out tomorrow afternoon and wednesday looks dry. back to you. coming up on the "today" show, actress constance zimmer stops by to chat about her hit. another update in a half
from nbc news, this is "today" with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb, live from studio 1a hello. hope you had a great weekend. it's funday monday. glad you're with us for the first day of august. honey, i'm good because andy grammar is my guest co-host today. welcome. >> it's sweet to be here. >> you've summoned for your sparkling water. >> i did. we've played a lot of music already. i'm excited. me and hoda have spent a lot of time together. you show up, and we're already besties. we needed some time. >> bonding time. >> i told her this is my move.